The Art of the Australian Insult

Priority number 998
October 26, 2008, 9:59 pm
Filed under: Politicians, Transport | Tags: ,

“If you were to list in orde the top 1000 projects requiring urgent government attention, the new Rozelle metro might be 998. Above it would be a statue of Reba Meagher in the government vehicles carpark. Below it would be a starling hatchery in Cessnock. Actually, both those projects would make more sense and cost far less money than Premier Nathan Rees’ move to offer yet another transport option to the Labor-inclined residents of the inner west. Soon he’ll be giving them free cars, like Toongabbie’s version of Oprah Winfrey.”

The Daily Telegraph editorialises on Premier Nathan Rees’s surprise announcement of a new Metro service to Rozelle.  In a report by Joe Hildebrand and Tim Vollmer, the move was described as “more reminiscent of an inner-west latte drinker than a garbo from Toongabbie.” One source said to be close to the Government was quoted as saying, “It’s ridiculous, it’s a load of crap. If you were in the west you’d have the shits.”